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Aerospace & Defense

Japan's F-35 buildup snubs domestic jet engine builder IHI

US-made fighters leave no room for major Tokyo defense contractor

Japan is purchasing 105 F-35 stealth fighters from the U.S. (Courtesy of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force)

TOKYO -- As Japan buys more U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter aircraft, domestic jet engine builder IHI faces a risk to its most lucrative business.

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